Showing posts from December, 2007

New Years Eve

If anyone is really stuck for something to do and fancies a quietish new years eve eating curry and drinking cocktails, we will be at home and are doing a very low key last minute thing. If you can read this you are welcome to come.

Give us a call on 07908 145245 if you fancy popping over to Rawmarsh.

Linux - Problems solved!

I've found the screen resolution problem and sorted it... little bit of editing of a config file (adding 1200x800 as a valid resolution)... but it's looking very pretty now. May have to increase the font size slightly through... my eyes aren't what they used to be.

As for the sound issues, I know what's causing them - and have downloaded the files to sort the problem. Hopefully, I will be happy by 10pm!

I use linux... does that make me a geek?

I'm now on Day 2 of linux and I'm loving it.

Current breakages that I've got to fix:

Sound - very quiet - can't figure how to get it louder. Apparently, it's a kernel thing and I need to delve into the depths of config files. Perhaps I'll live with it until new year - I have an MP3 player for music.

Graphics - can't get out of 1024x768 mode... it's useable, but I have a 1280 x 800 laptop with widescreen and the pixel artefacts are quite bizarre.

Other than that, I'm very happy with it.

Meanwhile... is it wrong to eat biscuits with pieces of toblerone on top? - I haven't got any chocolate biscuits but REALLY did fancy some so broke some up on top of a peanut cookie... num num.

Massive HUGE plunge just taken... I don't think I'll regret it!

I have just taken probably the biggest computing decision of the last 20 years (for me anyway)...

I have just DITCHED Windows! - after trying out a test disc of Ubuntu Linux for a few weeks and liking it, I've now uninstalled Vista (boo hiss) and reformatted my entire laptop as a Linux PC.

God I feel so happy!

My 1.8Ghz Celeron already feels like a 3Ghz P3.

OK, so I'm hardly surprised... are you?

Klein Sexual Orientation Grid
I scored an average of 2.1


MeaningThis result can also be related to the Kinsey Scale:

0 = exclusively heterosexual
1 = predominantly heterosexual, incidentally homosexual
2 = predominantly heterosexual, but more
than incidentally homosexual
3 = equally heterosexual and homosexual
4 = predominantly homosexual, but more than incidentally
5 = predominantly homosexual, incidentally heterosexual
6 = exclusively homosexual

The idea of this excercise is to understand exactly how dynamic a person's sexual orientation can be, as well as how fluid it can be over a person's lifespan. While a person's number of actual homo/heterosexual encounters may be easy to categorize, their actual orientation may be completely different. Simple labels like "homosexual", "heterosexual", and "bisexual" need not be the only three options available to us.

Take the quiz

Facebook linking

Thanks, first, to Brindy for adding me :-)

Secondly... I just did a spanking new feature on LJ that should (in theory) now update my facebook every time I post... if you're seeing this on Facebook, then it works. If not, then facebook really is drivel.

I wish people would use bebo - it's far nicer and doesn't have quite the same level of dross plug ins cluttering up your homepage.


Today, I had to work... I fitted 4 lights (one of which is broken - grrr - and needs a new backplate) and the kitchen and kiddies toilet at the nursery I'm currently wiring up now have lights (but no switching just yet).

Last night was cool at 's where we ate copious amounts of bread and cheese. Thanks to them for the open invite :-)

Tonight... well, isn't feeling too well, so I'll probably play some Super Mario Galaxy and make her the occasional Lemsip.

We'll be at 's tomorrow early evening? for party type things so hopefully see you there?

A long time since I've been on here, so a bit of an update...

Yep I haven't been around for a while (playing with Facebook et al) so I thought I'd just update those of you who have not seen me for a while...

The band goes from strength to strength - we had loads of label interest in the new album (you can hear loads of it here: )... in fact we had so much interest that we had labels fighting over us and eventually decided to sign with a fairly large label (within our field of music).

We toured the UK again in late November supporting Jeff Scott Soto... it went well (and there's photos on my flickr for those who wish to see - link at right on my homepage or follow this one ).

Meanwhile, I ripped the bathroom apart this September/October, removed all the tiles, and moved it all around. A little cat related accident caused a leak (she bent a pipe, bless her) and we ended up with a mini flood, but other than that the bathroom now looks muc…